Pittwater Life January 2018 Issue

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A Day In The Life... Of Our Water Police. Making A Splash. King of the Road. 129 Things You Can Do.

Special Feature

Skate Park

A predominantly street style

park with a mini bowl and

a refurbished vert ramp,

the Mona Vale Skate Park is

huge hit with skateboarders,

bladers and BMX and scooterusers

of all ages and abilities

– and their parents. Situated

in Kitchener Park, the 1800m2

space has features that allow

progression of skill from

beginner to advanced.

Golf

Boasting three public

courses and some of the

best invitation-only private

courses in Sydney, if golf is

your game you’re in the right

spot. Bayview and Mona Vale

are 18-hole courses while

Palm Beach and Avalon Beach

offer nine-holes of fun and

relaxation.

ON YOUR BIKES

The Terrey Hills BMX Bike

Track is one of the best

in Sydney. The firm, wellmaintained

and recently

upgraded track is competition

standard and open to all

levels. The track is closed

when damp or wet to prevent

damage to the track surface.

You will find it near Garigal

National Park at JJ Melbourne

Hills Memorial Reserve,

Thompson Drive. Contact

Manly Warringah BMX Club

for more info.

Ideal for beginners, the Bairne

Track in Ku-Ring-Gai National

Park is an easy and peaceful

ride with stunning views

of Pittwater. The starting

point at West Head Road is

6.2km from the junction with

McCarrs Creek Road. To get

there by car a NPWS pass is

required, or simply park by

McCarrs Creek and cycle up.

The Perimeter Trail in Terrey

Hills is an easy 7km, tracing

the edge of the park amongst

grass trees and angophoras.

The track leads to other trails

such as the Long Trail, which

leads to the Peach Trees

lookout with views across

to Cowan Creek. The trail

is fairly flat but becomes

more challenging towards

the end with a varied rock

and sand surface and slightly

undulating topography.

Bike Hire

Northern Beaches Cycles on

Powderworks Road Narrabeen

have bikes for rent to ride

around Narrabeen Lake.

Phone 9913 8455.

GET CREATIVE

Make a movie

The fabulous local film

festival is back with some

great prizes and the coveted

Willbes trophies up for grabs

for adults and young folk.

You need to submit your

film to the Avalon Bowling

Club by March 18 so if you

have a great idea and want

to be in the mix you better

get cracking. This years’

theme is Red Shoes. Rules;

terms and conditions at

creativecreaturesfilmfestival.

com.au or contact katy@

creativecreaturesfilmfestival.

com.au

Make a picture

Check out The Art Shop

in Mona Vale for all your

materials and helpful advice.

There are some great art

workshops run by talented

locals for all ages to tap into

over the summer months

(see pages 38-41). If you

want some one-on-one help

on how to use your camera

and tips on the best way to

capture beautiful Pittwater

professional landscape

photographer Peter Sedgwick

at threepeaksphotography.

com.au offers a range of

courses for all ages.

THE GREAT

INDOORS

See a movie

If the weather has taken a

turn for the worse or you just

need to escape the summer

heat, why not catch a film at

a local cinema. Take your pick

between Avalon Cinema (39

Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon)

and Warriewood Cinema (4

Vuko Place, Warriewood).

Maritime Model Museum

Visit the Maritime Model

Museum and see over 150

model ships, including

dioramas and working

scale models and maritime

artifacts. One boat was

made from over 12,000

matchsticks. The Museum

also makes models and has

a wide range of memorabilia

available for sale. It’s located

at 20 Bungan St in Mona Vale.

Art Exhibitions and sales

Many of Pittwater’s talented

artists have exhibitions and

sales in January – see our Art

section page 38.

Bowling

Apparently tenpin bowling is

hip a perfect excuse to take

a trip down memory lane!

The closest bowling alley is

in Dee Why near the RSL at

932 Pittwater Road. There are

plenty of deals for the whole

family this month. Check out

AMF Bowling website.

Summer reading

Head to your nearest

Northern Beaches Council

Library and discover a wide

range of books to enjoy

over summer. Kids 4-12

are encouraged to play

Summer Reading Club Bingo

to be in the running to win

an awesome prize pack.

34 JANUARY 2018

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